Snohomish County invites residents to help select a future alignment for the proposed North Creek Trail, which eventually will connect the Sammamish River/Burke-Gillman Trail in King County with the Snohomish County Regional Interurban Trail through Everett.
Currently, Snohomish County is considering two alignments for the trail project. Meetings to discuss planning and to collect input on the alignments are scheduled for:
Tuesday, March 8, Lynnwood High School, 18218 North Road, Bothell;
Wednesday, March 9, Crystal Springs Elementary School, 21615 9th Ave. SE, Bothell;
Tuesday, March 15, Mill Creek Council Chambers, 15728 Main St., Mill Creek.
Meetings will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. These will be the last meetings before an alignment is chosen.
In early 2010, Snohomish County began Phase I of its plan to build a section of North Creek Trail between SR 524 and 183rd Street Southeast, west of Bothell-Everett Highway. The trail will be part of a coordinated regional system connecting other well-used trails in Snohomish and King counties.
The trail is intended to safely accommodate bicyclists, pedestrians, runners, wheelchair users, in-line skaters and non-motorized vehicles. It will also be designed to meet the needs of different ages and skill levels within those groups.
The trail will provide access to recreation, employment and retail centers and improve local connections between communities and neighborhoods.
The county began considering trail alignments last year and hosted a series of open houses last June. County staff completed a draft study of alternative alignments earlier this year.
Construction could occur through 2013 following funding acquisition and necessary permitting and environmental reviews and scoping.
For more information on the project or to view proposed alignments, go to http://bit.ly/gkNE2B or contact Project Manager Andy Smith at 425-388-3188 or email@example.com.